Rachel specialises in ancillary relief proceedings. She has experience of assisting clients in a full range of financial cases, from low asset to big money cases. Rachel has been instructed to deal with complex arrangements involving family trusts, intervenor companies, assets outside of the jurisdiction, maintenance issues including when one party is outside of the jurisdiction and complicated pension arrangements. Rachel has aided clients all the way through from initial pre-proceeding conferences, directions appointments, negotiations at financial dispute resolution appointments and representation at final hearing as well as alternative methods of resolution such as private FDRs outside of proceedings.
Private Children Act Proceedings
Rachel has a wealth of experience in cases involving:
- Parental alienation
- Challenging Cafcass reports
- Controlling and coercive behaviour
- Domestic abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Relocation of children including removal from the jurisdiction
- Psychological/Psychiatric expert reports
- Schedule 1 claims
Rachel is able to accept public access clients in a range of private disputes concerning children.
Rachel is regularly instructed in care proceedings. She acts for Local Authorities, parents and grandparents in all stages of care proceedings, from Emergency Protection Orders through to multi-day Final Hearings and contested adoptions.
Magistrates’ Courts, Family (County) Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, Coroner’s Court, Crown Court, Parole Boards
The University of Law, London – Bar Vocational Course
University College London – LL.B (2.1)
The Cambridge Partnership – Qualified Teacher Status
“Would recommend to my friends and family” – Public Access client
“A very good barrister” – Public Access client
“Rachel was so supportive” – Public Access client
“Rachel really got to the heart of a very tricky case involving matrimonial business and trusts of land. She took time to understand the case, the client and the very complicated trusts elements of the parties financial transactions over a long marriage. She was very detailed and methodical in her approach to the matter, identifying the key issues quickly and making a hugely complicated position clear.” – Joanna Cotgrove, Ashtons Legal Solicitors
“Rachel is able to get an understanding of the issues quickly in complex and unusual cases and is able to deal well with pressure from the Judges and clients in challenging situations. Clients are able to understand her clear and concise advice and they respond well to such advice. Adapting her skills to each client stands Rachel in a strong position to be able to manage clients and their expectations.” – Ivana Radovic, Birketts LLP